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Fettercairn Distillery has revealed the third release in its popular Warehouse 2 Collection. The small batch series celebrates the hidden gems within its 14 dunnage warehouses.
Limited to just 9,600 bottles, Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No. 003 was distilled in 2015 and matured in a selection of handpicked ex-bourbon barrels, rum barrels and French red wine barriques. The unique combination of casks was chosen from the treasure trove of aging stock in Warehouse 2, where high humidity combines with the cool and temperate environment to impact the maturing spirit.
Batch 3 showcases the distillery’s tropical house style, which originates from the distinctive copper cooling ring distillation process, with an added flair of soft, sweet spice. The whisky is bottled at a higher strength of 50.6% ABV to highlight the heavier weighted influence of the French red wine barriques while adding real depth to the spirit.
Non-chill-filtered to optimise flavour delivery, this naturally golden single malt leads with warm sweetness on the nose and a fruity mix of passion fruit, papaya and red berries on the palate, along with sugared almonds and patisserie spice.
The Warehouse Collection celebrates the talent, passion and commitment of the distillery team, coupled with the vision of Gregg Glass, Master Whisky Maker for Whyte & Mackay. Limited in number and availability, the Collection has already captured the imagination of both collectors and whisky drinkers with its striking look and clear purpose. A detailed breakdown of the cask make-up is displayed on each bottle and pack.
Gregg Glass, Master Whisky Maker, said: “With expectation high following the popularity of the first two releases in the Collection, we knew we needed to deliver something special with this third release, without compromising the approach we’ve been striving to adopt. As such, when personally hand selecting casks for this edition, I wanted to push the boundaries further to create a beautifully balanced single malt which delivered both freshness and complexity in character. I believe Batch No. 003 is another true one off for Fettercairn.
“Warehouse 2 has so much to offer in terms of diversity and quality of the casks and it is always a challenging, yet enthralling task to select the ones to create each batch. The choice of French barriques combined with rum barrels for this release has brought a truly different dimension to this spirit and enabled us to keep showcasing our innovative and experimental approach.”
Fettercairn Warehouse 2, Batch No.003 will be available at an RSP of £60 in key global markets including the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France from April, extending to key Asia markets from May onwards.
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